During the period where the marriage was being annulled Lucrezia withdrew to a convent, where she was visited only by a papal attendant named Perotto. Reader, although I find it impossible to read his name without envisioning a man in a parrot costume, she slept with him. This is almost absolutely certain.
Just take a moment to imagine with me:
Okay, that was fun for all of us.
Lucrezia was six months pregnant at the conclusion of her trial, which made it extra bizarre when a group of Vatican judges conducted a really uncomfortable examination to insure that her hymen was intact. By this point Giovanni seemed pretty glad to be out of the whole thing, and he withdrew entirely from the Borgia saga – though if you’re interested, he later remarried and had an heir. He wasn’t impotent! Just like he’d been saying all along! I think that’s nice for him.
Lucrezia’s heir likely wasn’t his, though it was named Giovanni. Three different men were thought to have birthed it.